The Circuit Top Picks 2017: Jongwon Chon
Best Result: 1st 2015 IFSC Boulder World Cup overall, 2 World Cup wins, 2015 Junior World Champion
2016 season rank: 4
Jongwon Chon has established himself over the last few years as one of the top competition boulderers on the planet. The young Korean had a landmark year in 2015, taking his first World Cup win, his first overall title and the first junior World Championship.
2016 proved to be more of a difficult year for Chon, with a slow start to the season putting him on the back foot early. Struggling to get going, it wasn’t until victory in Innsbruck that we saw the 2015 vintage Chon in action.
Figuring that a lack of competition negatively impacted his season last year, Chon has come to Europe early for the 2017 season, picking up solid 2nd place finishes in the CWIF and Studio Bloc Masters. My pick for 2017 overall!